NORTH ISLAND SEYCHELLES ROOMS FACILITIES & SERVICES:
Dining & Cuisine at North Island Seychelles:
Besides its exceptional beauty, North Island has long been renowned for its fertility and also for the richness of the fishing grounds wherein it nestles. It is not surprising therefore, that North Island’s lodge should draw upon these exceptional natural resources. Our cuisine is based on the very finest natural products lovingly prepared in a sumptuous array of exotic dishes.
The cuisine of North Island is based on the diversity and cultural influences which, in part, make up the Seychellois Creole flavour. Culinary aspects of Seychelles, France and southern Indian spices are combined with the organic resources of North Island and the abundance on offer from the Indian Ocean. Balanced together with simplicity, expect a feast that will awaken all of your senses. There is a “no menu” concept of dining on North Island and the chef, David Godin, speaks to each guest, explains the North Island cuisine concept, finds out personal food preferences and then develops the menus daily around this information. We promise you a memorable culinary experience, complimented by an impressive cellar with some of the world’s great wines and champagnes. To ensure that we can fulfill our promise, please let us know well in advance of any special dietary requirements.
NORTH ISLAND ACTIVITIES:
NORTH ISLAND SEYCHELLES CULINARY CONCEPT:
Activities at North Island Seychelles:
The activities on offer on North Island are designed to give our guests the opportunity to enjoy the Island and its magic either under guidance from one of our hosts, or to give you the complete freedom to move aroundt the Island at your own pace, either on foot, on our mountain bikes or by Island Buggie. These activities will have a minimal impact on the environment whilst providing the thrill and enjoyment of entertainment and exercise.
Scuba diving at North Island Seychelles: Seychelles forms part of the world's longest coral reef system and has some of the world's best scuba diving sites. Numerous dive sites have been identified around NorthIsland and its nearest neighbour Silhouette Island. We offer a "guided" scuba experience and ourdive masters and instructors are not only experts in scuba practices but also in the underwateruniverse. PADI Open Water dive courses are offered while on the island. The Dive Centre is fully equipped with the latest BCD’s, regulators, wetsuits, fins and masks. Guests wishing to dive need not bring their own hard or soft gear.
Snorkelling at North Island Seychelles: there are good snorkelling sites around North Island and Silhouette Island. Masks and fins are available at the dive centre if you wish to explore these sites, either on your own or in the company of a staff member (depending on your snorkelling skills).
Sea kayaking at North Island Seychelles: those wishing to explore the Island from the water are able to do so using sea kayaks with all necessary tuition and guidance provided.
North Island Gym at North Island Seychelles: is air-conditioned and is situated near the main swimming pool.
Island bicycles at North Island Seychelles: are available for guest use and are suitable for getting from one side of the Island to the other with ease.
Island Buggies at North Island Seychelles: each Villa has its own dedicated Island Buggie. These specially adapted electric carts look like miniature 4 X 4s that give our guests the freedom to move around the Island with ease.
Fly-fishing at North Island Seychelles: is an option for any guest. North Island has fishing rods, tackle and flies in stock for guest use. However, we recommend that serious fly-fishermen bring their own rods and tackle.
Trips to Silhouette Island: located some five kilometres to the south, Silhouette Island is a soaring granite island, whose peaks are constantly enveloped in clouds. The granite cliffs drop sharply into the sea. Silhouette Island has few beaches, though there are some wonderful tiny coves with remote beaches that are worth exploring.
Silhouette Island's attractions include an excellent example of a Seychelles plantation house (built in 1850), now a museum, and the remains of its once thriving copra processing plant.Ron Gerlach is the resident ecologist and runs a breeding programme for the highly endangered Seychelles giant tortoises and terrapin. His immaculate research centre is worth a visit and, depending on the time of the year, you may see turtle eggs (Hawksbill ad Green turtles) being incubated. For the energetic and fit, Silhouette Island has some challenging hiking trails.
North Island SeychellesBoating and island hopping: Boating around North Island or other trips could include visits to Mahé and the outer islands, including the spectacular bird islands, Arid and Cousin, and can be arranged at an extra cost.